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Sea-Alliance Group working on major Jongert refit

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Sea-Alliance Group has secured a contract to complete extensive repair and maintenance work on sailingyacht Vivid from Dutch shipyard Jongert. It is Sea-Alliance Group’s largest refit project to date. The company is responsible for the yacht’s management and has a long-standing relationship with the owner and captain. Read More

Refit of 70 metre superyacht Martha Ann at Melita Marine Group

Friday, 16 December 2011

The 70 metre Lürssen superyacht Martha Ann, has awarded Melita Marine Group as their facility of choice and is undergoing a paint job plus regular maintenance. With the use of the Palumbo Malta Superyacht facility on the Maltese island, Martha Ann is being prepared for the coming charter season within a four month time frame. Read More

Philippine presidential superyacht refurbished and renamed

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

One of the most rarely seen superyachts is the 77.33 metre Pag-Asa, the Philippine presidential yacht. The motor yacht was built by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries in Tokyo, Japan in 1959 as Lapu-Lapu. Throughout her life the superyacht has served several different presidents and before being named Pag-Asa in 2009. Read More

Changes, improvements and new projects at Solent Refit

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Solent Refit informs us they have had a busy few months, assisted by the good weather. Much of the yard's new pontoon development is well underway now, with the installation of low level walkways on the inside berths and a cut down of the main pontoon pillars. This is improving work efficiency for vessels on the outer pontoons. Read More

Superyachts EOS and Be Mine undergo Royal Huisman refits

Friday, 11 November 2011

Substantial refit projects for the mighty 93 metre schooner EOS and the 40 metre motor yacht Be Mine underline the strong credentials Royal Huisman’s specialist refit capability, huisfit. A year ago Royal Huisman took the decision to broaden the scope of its already comprehensive refit capability. Read More

Pendennis supports Wetzels Brown Partners on Heavenly Daze refit

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The 1972 Feadship Heavenly Daze arrived at Pendennis at the end of September to commence her winter refit, due for completion May 2012. With a reputation as a sophisticated classic motor yacht the main focus of her visit is on her interiors, with significant restyling and upgrade to her saloon and dining area, as well as her cabins. Read More

Refit of Superyacht Endeavour JK4 completed

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Yachting Developments proudly launched the iconic J Boat Endeavour on Saturday 8th October 2011, the launching marks the completion of an extensive 18 month refit at Yachting Developments yard based in Hobsonville, Auckland. There has been a long term philosophy of longevity and serviceability throughout the refit. Read More

Design Studio Spadolini re-designs superyacht Radial

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

At the Monaco Yacht Show we met up with Design Studio Spadolini, who among other projects are now working on the refit of superyacht Radial.  Unfortunately the refit of superyacht Radial was called off last minute by the owner, who realised that such an extensive refit would have ended up costing more than buying a new yacht altogether. Read More

Bay Ship and Yacht wins contract to refit expedition yacht SuRi

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Bay Ship and Yacht Co. (BSY) located in Alameda, California in collaboration with naval architects Kirilloff and Associates of Green Cove springs, Florida, and Jeffrey Botwin of Herringbone Design of Los Angeles, California have been awarded the contract to lengthen the expedition yacht SuRi by adding an 11 metre mid-body section. Read More 

Yachting Developments relaunch iconic superyacht Endeavour

Monday, 10 October 2011

Yachting Developments have relaunched the iconic J Boat Endeavour today, the launching marks the completion of an extensive 18 month refit at Yachting Developments yard based in Hobsonville, Auckland. Endeavour touched the water at 8am, onboard systems were commissioned and checked, and the new mast was stepped at 11am. Read More

Major rebuild of sailing yacht Sea Lion completed at Southampton Yacht Services

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Sea Lion, the 21m Abeking and Rasmussen yawl, built in 1953, arrived at Southampton Yacht Services early in 2010. She was in a poor state after many years in Greece, and her new owner wanted to have her completely rejuvenated. This summer, as Sea Lion sailed towards the Needles on her way down the Channel, she looked back in her element. Read More

The refit of the 115 metre Issham Al Baher

Monday, 8 August 2011

The 115 metre superyacht Issham Al Baher has always been a bit of a rare sight. However, she re-appeared on our radar a few years ago when she returned to the Med. The Caesar Pinnau designed superyacht, a sistership to Monaco resident Atlantis II, then moved on to Greece, where she was refitted to her former glory. Read More

100 Metre superyacht Attessa IV delivered

Thursday, 4 August 2011

In November 2010 we released the first photos of superyacht Attessa IV after her three and half years reconstruction at the shipyard of the Washington Yachting Group. We can now inform you the 100 metre superyacht has been delivered. Both the interior and exterior of Attessa IV were restyled by Glade Johnson Design. Read More

Rebuilt of 100 metre historical ship Angara into a superyacht

Monday, 25 July 2011

Late April Caserta entrepreneur Antonio Crispino, together with several Russian businessmen, took on the challenge to rebuilt the historical Ship Angara (ex Aviso Hela). Mario Grasso of Navirex and Francesco Rogantin are in charge of the Naval Architecture and Engineering of this massive project. Read More

Refit of superyacht shadow vessel Mystere Shadow

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Shadow vessel Mystere Shadow has recently been redesigned inside and out by Pastrovich Studio. She has now been relaunched following a thorough refit at Monaco Marine in La Ciotat. Inside, her toy garage has been modified and it can be transformed into a fully equipped disco, including laser systems and even a smokemachine. Read More

Mondo Marine going to complete 45 metre superyacht Viudes project

Friday, 8 July 2011

The semi-finished 45-metre Viudes 45, displacing 450 tons, has successfully been unloaded at Mondo Marine's Savona yard today. The yacht was loaded onto the cargo ship Storm in Barcelona, and shipped to the Savona yard, where she will be completed by Mondo Marine's Repair & Refit division. Read More

Pure completes eight-month refit of a 47 metre superyacht

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Nic Clarke and the team at Pure Superyacht Refit, based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, have completed an extensive eight-month refit of a 47 metre superyacht. The refit included the team carrying out a Lloyds 25 year survey and achieving subsequent sign off and acceptance. Works carried out for full Lloyds compliance included full shaft line and engine alignment. Read More

Superyacht Arcadia benefits from huisfit refit program

Monday, 4 July 2011

In April we informed you about Royal Huisman's strategic move to broaden its business model with a carefully planned expansion of its superyacht refit and repair business. One of the first yachts to benefit from Royal Huisman's refit program, aptly named huisfit, is the 36 metre Arcadia, built by Royal Huisman in 2006. Read More

WOSA Yacht Refit Management finishes refit of superyacht Mistral 55

Friday, 1 July 2011

On the 20th of May this year WOSA Yacht Refit Management launched the Pershing 115 Mistral 55, on which they have been working on since December 2010 at the AR.PE.CA. SpA Shipyard in Viareggio. The yacht underwent an extensive interior and exterior refit as well as a conversion from a Private to Commercial vessel. Read More

MB´92 former senior project manager starts Virtue Yacht Refit Management

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

MB’92 announces that former senior project manager and ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group Chairman Bob Wagemakers has started up a new company that delivers a fresh approach to managing superyacht refits. Virtue Yacht Refit Management, based in Barcelona and working worldwide, will deliver a broad range of refit related services dedicated to truly represent the interests of the yacht owner. Read More

Positive season for ISA Refit Division

Friday, 24 June 2011

ISA's refit division has had a couple of busy months. Several projects have been completed or are due to be delivered in the coming weeks. One important project is now in it's final phase: the engine refit of superyacht Sea D. The port side engine of this 38 meter Proteksan yacht was removed through an opening cut into the hull. Read More

Yacht Solutions secures new superyacht refit facility in Bangkok

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Southeast Asia’s Yacht Solutions, has just secured a new superyacht refit facility in Bangkok Thailand. Responding to the need for more superyacht refit and repair facilities in the Asian region from both owners of superyachts based in Asia but also those travelling from Europe, Yacht Solutions has found the perfect site. Read More

Marine Results lowers Hetairos’ rig to get under 28 metre high Itchen bridge

Friday, 17 June 2011

Most vessels passing under the 28 metre high Itchen bridge at the top of Southampton Water in Woolston can get under it with ease but when the 42.85 metre classic ketch Hetairos was making her way to the yard at Southampton Yacht Services for a refit her 45 metre main mast and 36 metre mizzen mast had to be removed. Read More

Superyacht Hetairos refit completed at Southampton Yacht Services

Thursday, 16 June 2011

At 43 metres, moving the superyacht Hetairos out of the refit bay at Southampton Yacht Services was always going to be a spectacle. Gleaming in her new livery of jet black with gold trim, she is even more spectacular than when she arrived in October 2010, a fitting tribute to her original builders, Abeking & Rasmussen. Read More

54 Metre superyacht Touya under refit in Turkey

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Nautique Refit and New Build Department, part of the Nautique Group, an international marine equipment, yacht interior fabricator and yacht management organisation, has recently commenced a major refit of a 54m, 715 gross ton super yacht in Istanbul Turkey on behalf of a European client. Read More

Bannenberg designed superyacht Acajou rebuilt as Sureyya

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Last year, whilst on charter in Turkey, I cruised passed an unknown yacht near Göcek. The yacht's name, Sureyya, did not appear in any of our files, and the design did not look familiar. After lengthy investigation, we now strongly believe the yacht is the former Acajou, which was badly damaged in 2005, during a heavy storm in Greece. Read More 

Superyacht refit update from Pendennis

Friday, 27 May 2011

Pendennis has recently concluded its busiest refit season in their 23 year history, with six superyachts being finished over the past few weeks. A significant project undertaken was M/Y Audacia with an impressive list of updates completed in just nine weeks. This included comprehensive design improvements including a 2 metre stern extension. Read More

Superyacht Antalis relaunches after refit at FIPA Group

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The FIPA Group in Viareggio have relaunched the Swiss owned Antalis, following a refit at the yard in Italy. Delivered by Baglietto in 2007, the unusual looking superyacht was designed by the Italian design studio Giugiaro Design with an interior by Dellarole Design. The refit included a modification of her sundeck, which was extended. Read More

Jongert shipyard completes refit on superyacht Ameena

Monday, 16 May 2011

After a refit Jongert Shipyard has recently re-launched the superyacht Ameena, a Jongert 2900M-line yacht. The owner who bought the Ameena in 2004 brought the yacht back to the yard for a refit in December 2010. Now, five months later, the yacht is as good as new. In 2004 the Ameena, designed by Tony Castro, received a prestigious award. Read More

RS Global renovation project underway in STP shipyard

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Construction is underway on the RS Global building located within the STP shipyard, Mallorca. RS Global (part of the Rolling Stock Group), with additional backing from investors, are collaborating on the significant renovation project of the site. RS Global will manage the building, which will focus on businesses involved in superyacht refit. Read More

Royal Huisman launches huisfit; superyacht refit, repair and renewal

Thursday, 21 April 2011

In an important strategic move, Royal Huisman is broadening its business model with a carefully planned expansion of its superyacht refit and repair business. While the yard has undertaken refit work for many years, it has now completed an in-depth study pointing to even more efficient deployment of its human and physical resources. Read More

Burgess Marine superyacht business expands

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Burgess Marine has announced the continued expansion of its South Coast operations with significant contract wins in the Superyacht sector in both Southampton and Portsmouth. In April the company won the first phase of Project 608 in Southampton; the major refit of a 44m Feadship. Read More

Pure Superyacht Refit complete three quality refits

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Pure Superyacht Refit, based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, has completed a trio of refit projects this month following a surge of new business. Headed up by former professional skipper and project manager Nic Clarke, the company gained these latest three contracts – for vessels Project 229, MY Achilles and MY Linda Lou - as a result of its growing reputation within the industry. Read More

Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona’s technical area now fully operational

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Vilanova Grand Marina – Barcelona, offers a comprehensive service of dry docking and final preparation of yachts, which range from a simple inspection, hull cleaning and antifouling application to a complete refit. As well as having its own personnel to carry out these works, the marina employs some of the most specialised professionals. Read More

Superyacht Feluca completes refit

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Sanlorenzo, the Viareggio based shipyard, has re-launched superyacht Feluca, formerly FX. Feluca measures 38 meters LOA, and was the third SD122 launched by the Italian yard. She is powered by twin 1670 HP Caterpillar C32 diesels, and has a maximum speed of 18 knots, and a range of 3.000 nm at 12 knots. Read More

Master Yachts open refit management office in Palma

Friday, 25 March 2011

Master Yachts have expanded their Palma presence with an operations office in STP shipyard in the Port of Palma. This office will be an onsite base for refit project managers as well as providing office and meeting facilities for Captains and crew of yachts in the port. Read More

Aegean Boatyard refits classic Benetti superyacht Koheilan

Thursday, 24 March 2011

After being purchased by the owner in 2007, Koheilan, the 1974model classic Benetti came to the Aegean Boatyard for the refit work in order to give her a more contemporary and finished interior look, as she was beginning to show her age. The hull was in good condition however the owner wanted to change the white colour to dark blue. Read More

Pendennis and Devonport expands refit offering

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Pendennis and Devonport continue to flourish as does the number of enquiries for refits at the joint facilities in Falmouth. With Pendennis’ 20+ years experience and over 150 refit projects in the portfolio, and Devonport’s expertise in the 60m+ market, the companies have joined forces to expand the offering at Pendennis’ base in the UK. Read More

Superyacht Tumberry C under refit at Atollvic Shipyard

Monday, 14 March 2011

Atollvic Shipyard based in Vigo, Spain - part of the Vicalsa Group, which has been providing solutions to the shipbuilding industry for more than 30 years - is working on the refit of the hull and superstructure of superyacht Tumberry C. The shipyard has been commissioned to complete a variety of refit jobs including the painting of the steel hull. Read More

Ambriabella ready for superyacht conversion

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Ambriabella, the 51.82 m historical coastal motor vessel from 1962, once abandoned and to be sold as scrap metal, is now ready to be transformed into a luxury superyacht. Ambriabella had a long journey before ending up back in Trieste, her birth place. Built by the Felszegi Shipyards in Muggia, she fist took to the water on the 11th of January 1962. Read More

Superyacht refit project Vis by 2Pixel Studio

Monday, 28 February 2011

The Croatian design firm 2Pixel Studio has sent us more details on their latest conversion project, Vis. Superyacht Vis, once owned by Marshal Tito, was built by the Uljanik shipyard in 1956 as the Headquarter Command Ship of Yugoslav Navy forces. Vis served almost 50 years as a navy command ship, until the owner bought it from the army. Read More


New refit work for Van Dam Nordia

Friday, 18 February 2011

In addition to the design and construction of new yachts, Van Dam Nordia also carries out extensive refit works. The latest superyacht to arrive at the Dutch shipyard is sailing yacht Mulligan, an 80’ Hoek Truly Classic built in 1996. The shipyard will work on the yacht’s teak deck, repaint the hull and perform a technical update. Read More

Superyacht Audacia arrives at Pendennis for 2m stern extension

Monday, 14 February 2011

Following the success of MY Illusion’s refit including a 5m stern extension in 2010, the 46.5m Feadship Audacia has just arrived at Pendennis for similar structural enhancement. The two metre extension and remodeling of the swim platform with 2 curving stairways and one stern access door will supply substantially more space. Read More

Balk starts reconstruction of unique explorer superyacht

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Balk Shipyard has started the comprehensive rebuild of the 36.40-metre explorer yacht Lars. Named after the Disney ice bear character, Lars will take her owners on expeditions to the North Pole region starting with a maiden voyage from Spitsbergen to Nova Zembla in the spring of 2012. The project involves raising the superstructure. Read More

MB´92 offsets 5 million kWh of electricity

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Since 2009, MB´92 has invited clients to join its carbon offset programme, compensating for the carbon emissions produced from their use of shore power. The shipyard has then matched its clients’ action by carbon offsetting an equivalent quantity of energy itself. Read More